By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
NORTH KINGSTOWN â The voice answering the phone at The Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home in Wickford is deep, warm and confident. It belongs to the youngest managing funeral director and embalmer in Rhode Island, Andrew Correia.
He is 23 and, in every way, remarkable.
âSince I was a young boy I have always been interested in the funeral profession: the pomp and circumstance, the beautiful black cars from the fleet, and the mystique of it all,â he says. âIâve worked at funeral homes since high school. Iâve always been an old soul.â